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I've published my writing on the Internet since 1998. Find my current work at:

Music Mixes

For a long time, I created music mixes to share with friends. Here are the archives:




View and buy my designs at, Redbubble and TeePublic.

Links to Useful Resources

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I serve as the marketing department for Innovative Computing Systems, Inc. 


I founded, edit and publish San Antonio Review, an international literary, arts and ideas journal. Find it online at and in your local bookstore!

Reading Materials

William's bookshelf: read

A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability
Politics and Aesthetics of Refusal
The Law of Freedom in a Platform: Or, True Magistracy Restored Humbly Presented to Oliver Cromwel, General of the Common-Wealths Army in England. and to All English-Men My Brethren Whether in Church-Fellowship
Three Birds Sing a New Song: A Puerto Rican Trilogy on Dystopia, Precarity, and Resistance
Save the Humans?: Common Preservation in Action
The Sociology of Freedom: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Volume III
Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction
Fortunes of Feminism. From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis
Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations into Globalization, Technology, Democracy
Democracy in Spite of the Demos: From Arendt to the Frankfurt School
The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas
The Robbery of Nature: Capitalism and the Ecological Rift
When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy
White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America
The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law
Echo Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas
Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Vol. 1: The Structures of Everyday Life
What Is Philosophy?
Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

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